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Steelers Day Two Agenda And Potential Targets

After months and months of impatient anticipation and speculation, Thursday night at long last began providing the answers to the questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers and the other 31 teams around the NFL as they began collecting their new pieces to add to the puzzle that is the perennial quest…


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Bud Dupree Saved Steelers’ First Round After Run On Corners

It was a long offseason process, but by draft day the notion that the Pittsburgh Steelers would take a cornerback in the first round of the NFL Draft for the first time in nearly 20 years seemed absolutely ubiquitous, with seemingly every available mock draft having them land either Kevin…


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Steelers Stocking Pedigree At Linebacker

Don’t look now, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are once again the linebacker capital of the National Football League—at least, that is, when it comes to pedigree. For the third straight draft, the Steelers used their first-round draft selection to take a linebacker, this year adding outside linebacker Bud Dupree with…


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AFC North Draft Day One In Review

Thursday night was an active one for the AFC North, which added five new members to its fraternity via the five selections made in the first round by the four teams within the division. While the AFC North sent three teams to the playoffs and every team won at least…



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Steelers Will Go Into Draft With Open Mind

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a boat load of veteran leadership and experience from the defensive side of the ball since last season, namely Jason Worilds, Brett Keisel, Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu. Those are four starters gone, and on paper seems to be a lot to replace at the snap of a finger, something general…


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Kozora Chalk Talk Video: Steelers 22nd Pick In The 2015 NFL Draft

In this week’s episode of Chalk Talk, we take one final look at what the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ options appear to be with the 22nd overall selection before tonight’s 2015 NFL Draft gets underway. Given that this is the final Chalk Talk of my semester, I made a second, short thank…


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Steelers Greatest Impact Draft Picks

Steelers Nation will be of one heartbeat and a shared deep breath when these words are uttered… With the twenty-second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select… Will it be a cornerback? An edge rusher? A quality player that slipped through the ranks? Or will there…


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A Look At Steelers’ Most Likely First-Round Targets

While I’m not one to go through the leg work of making mock drafts, I do follow along with the offseason activities in order to form an educated opinion. I appreciate the concept of the mock draft as a mental exercise, but in the end mostly regard it as a…


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Day One AFC North First-Round Spots, Targets

In the National Football League, the first goal at the beginning of every league year is to win your division, and the first order of business is to make sure you have the resources to win your division. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the AFC North, a division in which…


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Steelers Losing Advantages A 3-4 Scheme Once Provided

When the Pittsburgh Steelers converted to the 3-4 defense in the early 80s, it was a move made in large part to reflect the shifting nature of the roster, following the retirement of Joe Greene and the depletion of the Steel Curtain. But the shift in scheme, particularly in time,…


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NFL Relinquishing Tax-Exempt Status Amounts To Little

Over the past few days, the National Football League revealed that it was voluntarily relinquishing its status as a tax-exempt entity. This is a threat that members of Congress have levied at the league every so often in retaliation for some concern or another over the years. The NFL has…


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2015 NFL Draft First-Round Challenge

If you’ve listened to The Terrible Podcast over the course of the last few weeks, you know that my co-host David Todd and I are running a free contest to see whether or not any of our listeners can correctly identify the first 32 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft…


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Tight End Class Representative Of Future Trend

There is a process that takes place during every draft offseason in which it takes a while for the media to catch up with the actual scouts and draft analysts when it comes to coherently talking about who and where players and positions stack up against one another. Something more…


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Steelers Prefer Personal Touch In Draft Process

When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL Draft, they are an organization that greatly prefers a more hands on approach, one that, without actually doing the research, certainly seems to favor the personal touch with greater earnestness than most organizations around the league. As we have already…